Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Public Procurement and Cyber Essentials Security Requirements

The British government has issued a procurement policy note that suppliers are required to comply with Cyber Essentials security requirements when bidding for central government contracts that involve:

- handling personal information of citizens or government employees such as addresses and bank details or payroll and expenses information,

- supplying informations and communications technology systems and services designed to store or process data at the official level of the Government Protective Marking scheme 

Cyber Essentials is a certification scheme launched by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills and designed to protect against the most prevalent internet threats.

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